Alligator Sky by Owl City

Alligator Sky

Song Information

"Alligator Sky" is a song by American synthpop artist Owl City from his upcoming, second studio album All Things Bright and Beautiful. It was released as the lead single from the album on April 12, 2011. There are currently four versions: The first features Californian rapper Shawn Chrystopher, the second version omits Chrystopher's vocals, a third version featuring Atlanta rapper B.o.B leaked online, and a fourth version, featuring vocals by Big Boi of Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast also leaked online. Adam Young stated in an interview with AOL that he experimented with different sounds on the album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and that "Alligator Sky" is where he 'pulled the hip-hop vibe, stating; "... I'm a big fan of the way hip-hop music is put together and everything that goes into it -- being so beat-heavy and just focusing on the rhythm side of it, sometimes more than melody. But I wanted to marry those two ideas and just focus on the rhythm side of it then have this rapper do verses just as a new look to it." Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Owl City is an American synthpop musical project by Adam Young. Owl City was born from Young's musical experiments in his parents' basement in Owatonna, Minnesota. As Owl City, Young developed a following through MySpace before signing with Universal Republic. Young claims that his influences are disco and European electronic music. His music has also been compared to The Postal Service. After two independent albums, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which spawned the hit single "Fireflies". Suffering from insomnia while working packing boxes for UPS in his hometown, Owatanna, Young turned to composing music. He began receiving attention for songs he had uploaded to MySpace, the "viral popularity" of which would later result in his signing to a major label. In 2007, Owl City released an EP titled Of June, followed by the 2008 release of the album Maybe I'm Dreaming. Of June reached #20 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart, and Maybe I'm Dreaming peaked on the same chart at #16.
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